Braves Offer $7MM To Glavine

According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves have made a one-year, $7MM offer to free agent starter Tom Glavine.  Glavine has already come back with a counterproposal, and O’Brien expects a deal shortly.

If Braves GM Frank Wren is to be taken for his word, the Braves may be done acquiring pitching after Glavine.  He says they would have eight starter for five spots:

John Smoltz
Tim Hudson
Tom Glavine
Chuck James
Mike Hampton
Jair Jurrjens
Jo-Jo Reyes
Buddy Carlyle

I have to admit, that looks like decent depth to start the ’08 season.  What would be next?  One emailer speculated the Braves might go after Bill Hall.  Are there enough center fielders already? Thoughts?  It seems that Josh Anderson is the frontrunner but not a lock for the starting job.

Lefty relief help is also a supposed need.  We knew Wren was considering bringing Ron Mahay back.  O’Brien adds that they’ve looked into Jeremy Affeldt a bit as well.


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